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How to Be a Present and Prepared Parent

As the spring weather (finally) appears here to stay, you’ll likely find yourself thinking about what’s ahead. As parents, we feel the pressures around summer plans, camps, and schedules for our children immediately after the winter holidays. While this time of year is exciting to embrace the growth that has been had and look forward…

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The Problem With “Prep Schools”

Many schools consider themselves places where students “get ready for the ‘real world.’” It is so embedded in what they do that they literally refer to themselves as “Prep Schools.” This thinking dominates so much of adolescence, not only in schooling but in day-to-day life. Consider the question, “What do you want to be when…

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Effective Feedback is Essential to Build Student Confidence

Effective feedback for middle and high school students should be specific, constructive, and actionable. It should focus on both strengths and areas for improvement, helping students understand what they are doing well and how to enhance their skills further. Feedback should be timely and given promptly after the task or assignment so students can reflect…

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Tangible, Real-World Experiences Shape the Learning Journey

As the spring weather (finally) appears here to stay, we can’t help but find our minds thinking about what’s ahead. As parents, I know we personally feel the pressures around summer plans, camps, and schedules for our children immediately after the winter holidays. While this time of year is exciting to embrace the growth that…

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Upcoming Event

Please sign up below if you are interested in participating in this upcoming bookclub!   Our book selection, Never Enough: When Achievement Culture Becomes Toxic-and What We Can Do About It has been carefully selected to inspire conversations about how the culture of achievement in schools and how we, as members of the Bennett community, can actively push against the…

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How to Prioritize Student Well-Being in Middle & High School

As the excitement of the holidays fades away and the days seem shorter, students often find themselves navigating the most challenging months of the school year. January, February, and March can be particularly daunting, with the promise of better weather feeling like a distant dream. However, it’s crucial to prioritize student well-being during this time…

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